Hoylake, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Steve Stricker withdrew from the British open on Tuesday as he continues to play a reduced schedule.
Stricker also missed the British Open last season due to the same reasons after appearing at the championship for the previous six years.
The 12-time winner on the PGA Tour has missed just two cuts in 13 appearances at the British Open and his best finish was a share of seventh in 2008 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
Stricker will be replaced in the field by Ryo Ishikawa, who has missed the cut in three of his four starts at the British Open. He finished in a tie for 27th the lone time he made the cut in 2010 at St. Andrews.